Global Patent Index - EP 1010158 A1

EP 1010158 A1 2000-06-21 - LABOR-SAVING PROCESS AND ARTICLE FOR MAKING DIMENSIONAL SIGN GRAPHICS

Title (en)

LABOR-SAVING PROCESS AND ARTICLE FOR MAKING DIMENSIONAL SIGN GRAPHICS

Title (de)

ARBEITSSPARENDES VERFAHREN UND ARTIKEL ZUM ERZEUGEN EINER RELIEFANZEIGEGRAPHIK

Title (fr)

PROCEDE NECESSITANT MOINS DE MAIN D'OEUVRE ET ARTICLE PERMETTANT DE REALISER DES CARACTERES DIMENSIONNELS POUR UNE ENSEIGNE

Publication

EP 1010158 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 96938784 A

Priority

  • US 9617750 W
  • US 57664495 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9723858A1] A sign having raised or recessed, three-dimensional graphics (20) and a method of making the sign are disclosed. The sign is fabricated from a laminated, multilayered blank (10) having a substantially continuous face layer formed of a conformable, thermoplastic material (12); a substantially continuous middle layer (14) formed of a colored film; and a substantially continuous profile layer (16) formed of a profile film. In use, dimensional characters (20) are cut into the blank (10) through the profile (16) and middle layers (14) only. Unwanted material is weeded out from around the cut, dimensional characters (20) and the resulting blank (10) is vacuum-thermoformed to cause the uncut face layer (12) to conform to the dimensional characters (20). A background sheet of a color contrasting to the middle sheet is then laminated to the back of the blank to form the completed sign.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G09F 7/16; B44C 1/16; B44C 1/24; G09B 21/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B44C 1/16 (2006.01); G09B 21/00 (2006.01); G09F 7/00 (2006.01); G09F 7/16 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G09B 21/003 (2013.01); B44C 1/162 (2013.01); G09F 7/165 (2013.01); Y10S 428/913 (2013.01); Y10T 428/24802 (2013.01); Y10T 428/24901 (2013.01); Y10T 428/2495 (2013.01); Y10T 428/31504 (2015.04); Y10T 428/31786 (2015.04); Y10T 428/31855 (2015.04); Y10T 428/31935 (2015.04)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9723858A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9723858 A1 19970703; AU 7608196 A 19970717; CA 2238720 A1 19970703; EP 1010158 A1 20000621; JP 2000502815 A 20000307; US 5686170 A 19971111

INPADOC legal status


2001-01-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20000531

2000-06-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19980720

2000-06-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE GB